SNF Dialogues: Modern political values, ancient drama

In today’s environment of omnipresent polarization, when even the most fundamental values of democracy are being called into question, ancient drama retains its power to catalyze reflection and discussion on political culture. Can ancient plays help us reestablish the foundational principles that define us as citizens?

On Wednesday, September 28 at 18:00 (EET), SNF Dialogues will host an open discussion at the Roof of The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens about the resonant political and social messages ancient authors have bequeathed to us and asking whether they can lead us, even today, to catharsis.

Taking part in the discussion will be:

  • Irene Mountraki, Dramaturg, Head of Drama, Library, Archive & International Relations Departments National Theatre of Greece
  • Walter Puchner, Professor of Theatre Studies, Emeritus, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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The SNF Dialogues are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou and are held through journalism nonprofit iMEdD (incubator for Media Education and Development).

*The opinions expressed by Dialogues participants, whether representing officially institutions and organizations or themselves, are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or iMEdD. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team.